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House at the End of the Street (2012)

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After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.

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Mark Tonderai

Writers:

David Loucka (screenplay), Jonathan Mostow (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Elissa
Max Thieriot ... Ryan
Elisabeth Shue ... Sarah
Gil Bellows ... Weaver
Eva Link ... Carrie Anne
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Tyler
Allie MacDonald ... Jillian
Jordan Hayes ... Penn State Carrie Anne
Krista Bridges ... Mary Jacobson
James Thomas ... Ben Reynolds
Hailee Sisera ... Caitlin
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Dan Gifford
Jonathan Higgins ... Dr. Kohler
Olivier Surprenant ... Jake (as Oliver Soul)
Lori Alter ... Jenny Gifford
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Storyline

Newly divorced Sarah and her daughter Elissa find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Written by Relativity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear reaches out... for the girl next door.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, thematic elements, language, some teen partying and brief drug material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa de al lado See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,287,234, 23 September 2012

Gross USA:

$31,611,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,494,035
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Jennifer Lawrence and Nolan Gerard Funk have appeared in the X-Men film series: Lawrence in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past as Mystique and Funk in X2: X-Men United as Captured X-Kid. See more »

Goofs

Jordan Hayes (who plays the waitress Ryan kidnaps) is credited as "Penn State Carrie Anne", even though the college ID that Elissa finds in the trash reveals her name is actually Peggy Johns. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: I know what you're doing.
Elissa: What?
Sarah: You're trying to save him.
Elissa: I am not.
Sarah: Yes, you are. That's what you do, you like to fix people.
Elissa: Oh, yaddayadda-yadda.
Sarah: Honey, sometimes people can't be fixed.
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Alternate Versions

-SPOILER- The most significant addition is a 30-second scene where it's revealed that Officer Weaver was deeply involved in the events that transpired before the movie, basically implicating him for much of what happened. The PG-13 omits this twist entirely. See more »


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Better than expected
13 July 2013 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This is an above average horror movie.

First the good points: The cast is A list - after all 2 Oscar winning actresses as daughter and mother - Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue (who hasn't aged much). Max Thieriot (now of Bates Motel) is their next door neighbour who lives in a house where his parents were murdered. The acting is good and there is some build up of sympathy with the characters in the story.

It's not supernatural so it's not too implausible. Doesn't have too many shock tactics. I'm kind of sick of the recent supernatural horrors with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz and the one with Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison. It's not too slasher like too. No violence that doesn't advance the plot.

It's got some faults: Firstly the closeup photography is a bit too close up. Can't see the whole face. A bit jerky too.

There is a twist of course which is not totally unpredictable.

Overall kind of enjoyed it.


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